a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mag 129...The Drummer

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A Dinner Table at Night, 1884, John Singer Sargent
The man sold his wares
Traveling from town to town
They joked about the drummer
When he wasn't around.

He sold the ladies housewares
And sold the men some tools
He wooed this lady
By gifting her with jewels.

She tries so hard
You can see it in her face
The boredom overcomes
Even in this elegant place.

The red triangle of light
Sparkles on her jewels
The Drummer keeps on talking
Bragging about his tools.

As the evening drags
She gets a little drunk
When asked for another date
She said, "I'd rather eat a skunk!"


John Gray said...

tee hee

A Quiet Corner said...

I wasn't ready for her response! LOL!!!...:)JP

Sandra said...

I thought. are they bringing desert soon? I am ready to go home.
of course your poem is much better. i think in shorthand.

Pam Lofton said...

Bwahahahahahahahaha! You kill me!

Daydreamertoo said...

Haha... oh she was bored !~! LOL

Brian Miller said...

ha. a skunk might be a bit more appetizing you know....the boredom....no, not another please....esp if i just have to hear more about your tool

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

Laugh not a skunk. that's one well bad charmer. Good write

Lynne said...

She was bored, no doubt about it! I would be too if that's all he had to talk about! Smiling!

Dana Dampier said...

Wow... hahaha! I might have to agree with her. Great poem.

Sue said...

Still laughing at Brian's comment.


SaucyKod said...

ha,ha too funny - this was JUST FUN TO READ AND I HAD THE GREATEST GIGGLE ON THE LAST LINE. Love your sense of humour. I bet we could write a dilly of a poem together. CUTE :)

Jinksy said...

That told 'im! :)

Tess Kincaid said...

Okay now The Wells Fargo Wagon song is playing in my head...

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Mmmm...not a dinner to look forward to!

Little Nell said...

That'll teach him to brag about his tools!

Karen S. said...

Too funny, and so delightful. But skunk? Oh no!!!

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